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Growing up is a beautiful thing. Let’s fight for it.
Join us in our commitment to turn childhood dreams into reality by supporting THONTM. Phi Beta Lambda is taking action by uniting with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters in the fight against childhood cancer. Our year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon each February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.
Since 1977, THON has raised over $157 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and funding critical research to take this fight beyond central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. We work year-round to provide both financial and emotional support for our families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.
The Parham Family has been paired with PBL since January 2015. Over these past three years, we have gotten to know Omar, Holly, and their wonderful children, Shae, Sylvie, and Asher, very well. Unfortunately their son, Rees, passed away in March 2014 from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor. Each year PBL raises money and awareness so that one day, when a child is diagnosed with DIPG, there will be a treatment plan to fight it.